Oh God, the happiness! The happinessssss! I am so very happy dear Readers! Oh my Lord! I love this movie so very much! I love everything about it! Nothing, and I mean nothing, has been a let down for me when it comes to The Handmaiden! Everything is just so perfect! So perfect I decided to but everything related to this movie! I don’t care that I don’t understand the language the good are in (I am looking at you Script Book), and I don’t care how much I need to dish out (bought four versions of the OST just to get the two above posters), this movie deserves everything after making me so damn happy!
And so today here comes the second swag of Ahgassi (the first being the Photobook). And my God, I feel like I just upgraded to higher plane of happiness than the one I was in before. And I thought I wouldn’t be more happier when it came to this movie! I was so wrong.
I had my doubts! Actually, as I opened up the box, my happiness plummeted quite a bit because there was only one poster holder. I was like – A_ah, I knew it! They would only give me one poster per purchase, doesn’t matter if I bought both the Hideo and Sook-hee version of the CD. It never even occurred to me that there might be more than one poster inside!
There were two posters inside! And you already know which ones!!! Like, how even?!! Let me tell you now, I am never lucky in things like this that require chance! I bought four version (other two from YesAsia) because I wanted to increase my chances! Well dear Readers, it looks like I don’t even need the YesAsia CDs anymore! In one hit, I got all the posters I wanted! In one hit…I don’t believe it!
I can only think this is because of The Handmaiden! This movie has been so good to me that it has even now increased my luck! Like, how am I supposed to love Ahgassi even more?! I already love it like no other!
With the posters, of course came the two CDs – The Hideo ver (with Sook-hee on the Disc) and the Sook-hee version (with Hideko on the Disc). The version sold on itunes store is of course the Hideko ver (as seen by the Sook-hee image used).
The other good that came with is the Script Book for the movie. As expected it is in the original languages only. By that I mean Japanese and Korean of course. But I am pretty sure that we will be seeing an English ver later on, especially after the movie hits English theatres from September and more hearts are stolen by The Handmaiden! For now I can only guess scenes from the Japanese, like the scene I took the photo of. That is the Scene where Sook-hee barfs at The Count’s attempt at seducing Hideko during the fruit painting lessons in the living room.
As for the OSTs, you already know what I am going to say in regards to the music – perfection! I have had the CD (Sook-hee vers since I have Hideko ver on Digital) playing all the day non-stop since I got the goods! It is oh so good! So good that I did not even bother skipping those lewd tracks as well even with other people in the house, because IIDGAF!
Ah, those tracks I am talking about are the ones with the sounds of Hideko and Sook-hee during that last sex scene with the bells! Yep, that is a track on the OST! Just pure sexy sounds that maybe anyone who hasn’t seen the movie would not know what they are doing! I mean, they are hearing bells, what could they possibly be doing with bells? (heh)
The music is just so good! And continuing on the awesomeness that this movie already is, they gave musicians a present out there by including sheet music for some of the songs so they can play themselves! Like, how not to love that!
To the less educated, there are lyrics (in Korean of course) and some pics in the booklet! They have everyone covered!
As for differences, I am sure there is something different from the Hideko ver as opposed to the Sook-hee version (other than the visible of course) so I will just keep on searching for them.
Meanwhile, I am still listening to this soundtrack and have already found my favourites, while I decide what to do with the yesAsia purchase. I don’t need it but the orders (yes, two of them) are already on their way here. I wonder if I can return them and get a refund? I will maybe wait and see what posters I get. If I got the 3P one, I will keep them. Otherwise, they are returning!
As for my favourite tracks:
- My Tamako, My Sook-hee (Track 31)
- The Footsteps of My Dear Love / Imi Oneun Sori (Track 38)
- Wedding (Track 18)
- The Tree From Mount Fuji (Track 01)
- You’re My Baby Miss (Track 07)
- Four Small Silver Balls (Track 36) <- DON’T SAY A WORD!!!!
I love The Handmaiden. I love Ahgassi!
My Ahgassi, My Handmaiden!
September 14, 2016 at 23:51
Hi, I’ve only just found this blog.. and this post. Looked it up because I loved the photography, and Girl Love, and was really really blown away by this whole film..
I just wanted to say thank you for posting the entry!
I haven’t ever seen an L film make me feel so many things in one go..!
September 28, 2016 at 01:58
I hate that I’m so late to the game. I recently watched the movie and became absolutely infatuated with everything about it. Actually, it’s been a week and I still can’t get this movie out of my head and this was just a first watch. Now, when I want to buy the soundtrack because I’m also in love with it, all the trusty Korean websites with decent shipping that I go to are all out of stock…I hope they do a reprint…
Also, next month is the official English release! I’m excited!!
February 16, 2017 at 14:41
Can you please post original tracklist from the CD booklet? I want to see how tracks are split between CD1 an CD2. Thanks.
February 16, 2017 at 20:25
Sorry, I didn’t realize that it’s a single CD release, with two presentation variants.